VCA All Creatures Animal Hospital

Our Hospital

Nothing but the best for your pet!

Located in the heart of O'Fallon, VCA All Creatures Animal Hospital welcomes you and your pets. Our dedicated staff looks forward to offering your pets the best possible health care. We are confident our convenient hours can meet your scheduling needs.

Stop in and visit our Grooming Facility. Our highly experienced Groomer will be happy to explain everything your pet will experience during their "Pamper Day."

Boarding is also available to our clients who need to put their pets up for lodging. Our boarding staff is dedicated to ensure that your pet's stay is an enjoyable one.

Whatever your pet's needs, whether they are furry, feathered or scaly, we are committed to serving them and you with experience, knowledge and high standards. You are welcome to stop by and tour our facility, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Local Medical Issues

Heartworm disease is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito carrying the microscopic heartworm larvae. Mosquitoes become carriers by biting an already infected animal and then subsequently biting other healthy ones. As a result, heartworm disease is a problem virtually everywhere there are mosquitoes.

One Bite Can Infect Your Pet

In dogs, the worms live in the heart and large blood vessels around the heart and lungs, where they can damage tissues and lead to heart failure and pulmonary disease. In some cases, the worms can obstruct other large blood vessels, leading to liver failure and kidney disease. Severe cases can be fatal.
In cats, the worms are found in the heart, lungs or a pulmonary artery. While cats are less susceptible to heartworm infection than dogs, their body's reaction to the worms can be more intense. Feline patients can become severely ill or even die suddenly from just one or two worms.

The Good New Is that It's Easily Preventable

Step #1: Get your dog and cat tested

A simple blood test can detect whether or not your pet has been exposed to heartworm infection. Additional diagnostic tests that may be used to determine the extent of heartworm infection include radiography and ultrasound.

Step 2: Start them on preventive medicine

Depending on your individual pet and personal preferences, your veterinarian will recommend either monthly oral or topical heartworm preventive medication.

Many of these medications also control other internal parasites, such as roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms.
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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.

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